A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
General George Patton
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
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